Real time cloth simulation

This is a project I made together with two others students: Mikael Lindhe and Eleonora Petersson. This project was made in the course “Modelling Project TNM085” at Linköping University. The video demonstrates two pieces of cloth that are simulated in two different ways.

The first cloth is represented with particles that are connected with each other using constraints. This mean that whenever the cloth moves, the distances between the particles are corrected to make the cloth retain it’s shape. This is the “usual” method for simulating cloth in computer games.

The second cloth is simulated using a method where the particles are connected with each other using springs. When the cloth moves, forces are applied to all particles to correct them to there original distances from each other.  This method proved to be more computationally heavy and less stable then the first method.

I was mainly working on the graphics part for this project, while the others focused more on the simulation part. It was the first time I developed a basic rendering system for modern OpenGL in C++ from scratch. It was also the first time I made a program that updates vertex buffer data for an object every frame.

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